Sea freight, also commonly known as ocean freight, is a shipping method used to transport goods via a sea vessel.
Cargo transported via sea freight is typically consolidated into shipping containers before they are loaded onto the ship and sailed to their destination.
Some advantages of sea freight include its lower shipping cost and smaller environmental impact.
Types of sea freight services
Full Container Load (FCL)
FCL is a form of freight shipping that is commonly used when you are transporting a large number of goods. It is suitable when the quantity of goods shipped is enough to fill an entire container.
LESS THAN CONTAINER LOAD (LCL)
LCL is used when the amount of goods transported is not enough to fill a standard cargo container.
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Factors that affect sea freight shipping rates
Sea freight vs air freight
|Speed||Sea freight is a slower mode of transportation – the shipment of goods can take several weeks or months.||Air freight is one of the quickest modes of transportation around.
The shipping duration may only require a few days.
|Cost||The rate of sea freight shipping is relatively cheaper as opposed to air freight.||The cost of air freight is considerably more expensive as compared to sea freight.|
|Type of cargo||Sea freight is typically used to ship bulky items and cargo in large volumes.||Air freight is the preferred method when shipping items in small quantities or goods with a short shelf life.|
|Reliability||Sea freight is sometimes regarded as a less reliable shipping alternative as issues such as delays do not get resolved as quickly as air freight.||Air freight can be more reliable as airlines usually react quickly to problems such as flight delays.|
|Sustainability||Sea freight is one of the most carbon efficient ways to ship your goods.|
It leaves a smaller carbon footprint as compared to air freight.
|Shipping via air freight leaves a much bigger impact on the environment.|
All in all, sea freight is suitable if you are budget conscious and shipping a large volume of goods or bulky items. Additionally, this mode of transportation should be chosen only if you can afford to wait.
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Why choose M&P International Freights?
We work with an extensive network of partners to provide our clients with the most efficient shipping routes. This allows us to offer high-quality and reliable sea freight services at affordable shipping rates.
As a leading sea freight forwarder in Malaysia, we strive to provide total customer satisfaction by assigning each customer to a personal M&P consultant. This helps to keep the client updated with the status of the cargo and ensures a smooth shipping experience.